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#22: cecilia, I'm down on my knees... | by dogfaceboy
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#22: cecilia, I'm down on my knees...

I'm beggin' you, please,

take my swingset home!


This adorable little girl came with her parents to pick up (drum roll, please!) our ginormous swingset! Yes, the incredible hulk of wood and plastic—with two swings and a ladder swing, fort sandbox, rings, and slide—is GONE.


Cecilia's parents came with their pickup truck, took it apart in four pieces, and put it in a pickup—most of it going in the first of two loads.


She took to Serena instantly, though she was shy around me. In addition to her coyness, I caught her contemplating what it would be like to have this new backyard playground.


Now, what to do with all that space: hot tub? built-in pool? pond? My husband would like to cement the yard and make a basketball court, so it looks like none of that.


This is the twenty-second in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more at 100 Strangers.


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Taken on April 19, 2008